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A Dictionary of Journalism

Tony Harcup

May 2014

ISBN: 9780199646241

368 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford Quick Reference

Price: £13.99

This dictionary includes over 1,400 entries covering terminology related to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, institutions, publications, and key events. An essential companion for all students taking courses in Journalism and Journalism Studies, as well as related subjects.

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This dictionary includes over 1,400 entries covering terminology related to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, institutions, publications, and key events. An essential companion for all students taking courses in Journalism and Journalism Studies, as well as related subjects.

  • An A-Z quick reference text focused on terms relevant to students of Journalism and Journalism Studies
  • Covers terminology relating to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, organizations and institutions, publications, and key events
  • Related subjects that have an impact on journalism are also covered, such as law and sociology
  • Contains more than 200 relevant web links, accessible on a companion website and regularly updated

About the Author(s)

Tony Harcup, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Tony Harcup is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield.

Reviews

"Despite its firm commitment to be a dictionary, this is much more than that. This isd an excellent work that deserves to be on the shelves of most libraries." - Reference Reviews

"This is an excellent work which deserves to appear on the shelves of most libraries." - Diana Dixon, Reference Reviews

"An indispensable guide to all terms journalistic ... It is a starting point for further study or investigation, as well as a handy and quick reference guide to the working student or journalist ... Tony Harcup has been one of the most prolific authors of books, articles and journal papers of direct use to journalism students in recent years and here we have a text which is destined to appear on many courses... Buy before you arrive pre-reading lists because it will help many students who have never studied journalism before become familiar with many of the key terms they will come across during their studies and long afterwards." - Tor Clark, Journalism Education (Vol 3, No 2)

"The value of Harcup's tome lies in his skilful analysis based on a deep familiarity with the multifarious fields that infuse Journalism Studies...The book is accessible and pleasurable, but it is also a serious intellectual enterprise - which is a little like journalism itself." - Rod Amner, African Journalism Studies

"Harcup manifestly knows his subject ... The paperback may not be a doorstop, but it is certainly a mile post." - Mike Amos, Refer

"If you need to learn more about journalism or are just interested in the subject, this is a fine addition to your collection." - Erin Brenner, Copyediting

"A book so good every journalist will ask: "Why didn't I think of that?"" - Professor Roy Greenslade, City University, London

"...a cunningly compiled and mostly authoritative work of reference that is fun to read, ending with a useful chronology of journalisms highs (1647: Levellers call for a free press) and lows (2011: Hackgate)." - Michael Leapman, British Journalism Review

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